Call to put LGBT equality on curriculum
MINISTERS faced a heartfelt call at the SNP’s conference to pass a law immediately to make it a legal obligation to include lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues in the school curriculum.
The call was made as the party’s conference in Aberdeen backed moves to tackle discrimination against LGBTI students and to support victims of homophobic bullying in schools.
Delegates voted for the Scottish Government to establish a group to work with the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign to look at making it a legal requirement that LGBT issues are part of the school curriculum.
SNP member Gaela Hanlon who described herself as “gender fluid”, said the government should pass the legislation immediately, as she talked about her own experiences of being bullied.
Hanlon said: “All we’ve managed to do is agree a basic principle for education. It’s not good enough. We need this legislation now as so many have suffered for too long. Allow us to have the resources to educate and liberate. We must show our solidarity.”